1. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I am considering getting back with Apple after a brief break, need a new Apple Watch. My Series 2 always got 2 days of battery, can I count on that with the LTE version? I can't stand the aluminum watch so am going with SS and I guess they only make SS with LTE. If battery is bad I'll go with Series 2.
    10-04-2017 09:06 AM
  2. jpgti's Avatar
    Battery life has been outstanding on the Series 3 LTE. I took it off the charger at 8:30am this morning, and now at 4:30Pm it is sitting at 90%. I can easily go two solid days with it before charging again.
    RobertP1 and AllanRosen like this.
    10-04-2017 04:27 PM
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Battery life has been outstanding on the Series 3 LTE. I took it off the charger at 8:30am this morning, and now at 4:30Pm it is sitting at 90%. I can easily go two solid days with it before charging again.
    38mm or 42mm?
    10-05-2017 04:48 AM
  4. jpgti's Avatar
    42mm
    10-05-2017 07:04 AM
  5. Chronoman's Avatar
    I should start off by saying that I'm an Apple Watch newbie. My first AW is the SS Series 3, picked up on Monday, October 2. My carrier (Telus) has not yet offered LTE, so I'm using the watch with my iPhone. I turned off the power-saving option for Workouts, activated Bluetooth for music listening, and use the phone from about 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM each day. And, I use the workout app a lot. The battery life under these conditions has been more than acceptable, usually at the end of the day, I've still got an indicated 50% battery life.

    I will get the LTE activated as soon as the carrier offers it, and if I notice a significant change, will certainly report out.
    10-05-2017 10:01 AM
  6. msm0511's Avatar
    I just got my SS Space Black Series 3 earlier today. Charged completely, paired, then updated to 4.0.1. I'm really disappointed in battery life so far. Just sitting in my living room not even using my AW battery went down 25% in 2 hours or so. I expect the first couple days to be a little rough, but not that bad. I turned cellular completely off. Hopefully that'll help. I usually get really good battery life on my Series 1. I may need to reset and set up as new. I've never restored from backup on an AW before. That might have something to do with it. Also it may be fine after a couple charges.
    10-05-2017 12:36 PM
  7. jpgti's Avatar
    I used my watch a bit differently than normal today so I thought I would report in again. 42mm, took off charger at 8:30am this morning. Was at the gym for a little over an hour, 30 minutes of that I was monitoring my heart rate almost constantly while on the bike, and was using the watch the entire time for music controls (skipping songs, volume control). A few minutes until noon and I am at 96%. I'd say those of you with battery issues should restore and setup as new, or contact apple for support, because from everything I am seeing you should have stellar batter life.
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    10-06-2017 11:53 AM
  8. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Thank you guys so much, I am leaning toward getting the LTE model now, even though I hate that dot. Might try and get it covered up with something. I get the SS model every time so that's what I'll get this time. Thanks again!
    10-09-2017 01:52 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    I love red so the dot is not an issue. I don’t know why it would be. It’s how they differentiate the cellular from non
    10-12-2017 12:23 AM
  10. Jude526's Avatar
    My battery life is great on it. I could go two days. But I charge it daily
    10-12-2017 12:24 AM
  11. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    I love red so the dot is not an issue. I don’t know why it would be. It’s how they differentiate the cellular from non
    Red is my favorite color, I just think it looks goofy.
    10-17-2017 08:09 AM
  12. Westiemom's Avatar
    I got the GPS only watch and battery life is great. I am able to go 2 full days and still have about 20% left at bedtime the second day. And I look at my watch a lot, responding to texts, playing music while I walk ( music saved to the watch) and monitoring heart rate and steps, etc.
    My coworker however got the LTE version in stainless and she is going to return it. If she leaves cellular on the watch drains completely in an hour and that is without taking or making any calls. She is considering getting GPS only but she wanted the stainless and you can’t get it any other way. Of course you can deactivate with Verizon (her carrier) and not use the cellular, but she feels like that is a complete waste just to have the stainless.
    I think she might have gotten a lemon and that could be the case.
    But I’m loving mine and very happy I decided to keep it. It has motivated me to exercise again! I love closing those rings...
    10-17-2017 05:25 PM
  13. eyecrispy's Avatar
    My 38mm Nike Plus has been noticeably better than my series 2 Nike plus model. If I don’t use lte, I’ll have 50-60% at end of day, meaning it can probably get me through 2 days.
    10-17-2017 08:56 PM
  14. Mac Guy's Avatar
    My 38mm Nike Plus has been noticeably better than my series 2 Nike plus model. If I don’t use lte,
    Obviously no manufacturer would want to sell LTE as a 'limited use because it drains your battery' feature. But I see LTE as a minimum use/emergency use feature. As such, I see value in LTE and the subscription.

    I'm still waiting on mine.
    10-19-2017 10:41 AM
  15. Mac Guy's Avatar
    If battery is bad I'll go with Series 2.
    Battery life will be bad if you use LTE much. Apple says 1hr of LTE talk time. Yikes! But if you avoid LTE or use it sparingly, you should have great battery life, much better than any previous Apple Watch.

    Unfortunately, as you know, getting the Stainless means the full boat of features included LTE.4 But you don't have to inhale.
    10-19-2017 10:51 AM
  16. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Battery life will be bad if you use LTE much. Apple says 1hr of LTE talk time. Yikes! But if you avoid LTE or use it sparingly, you should have great battery life, much better than any previous Apple Watch.

    Unfortunately, as you know, getting the Stainless means the full boat of features included LTE.4 But you don't have to inhale.
    This morning, I ran without my phone for about 50 min. I had headphones paired to my watch and was on lte and using gps the entire time ..... when I got home, my watch was down to 50% from about 96%.
    10-19-2017 09:12 PM
  17. Jude526's Avatar
    I don’t think the red dot is goofy. I like it. I have a red band too and its sharp. LOL with it
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    10-25-2017 10:56 PM
  18. RobertP1's Avatar
    I think I may be a typical AW user. I put it on around 630am, I wear it all day at work, take and make a ton of texts,work out 3 or 4 times a week for about an hour each time and I generally have about 70% left at about 10pm. I can get two full days, but still throw it on the charger every night.
    11-11-2017 05:54 AM

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